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Obama Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Obama Supports Same-Sex Marriage

ALBANY (WENY)--In a move much longed for by his Democratic base, President Obama shifted gears and came out in support of gay marriage.

He is now the first U.S. President to support same-sex marriage.

Obama says he still believes that states should decide how to handle the issue but he's confident Americans will go more comfortable with same-sex marriage.

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, supports the President.

In a statement he said, "I think his voice will give people yet another reason to analyze the issue and be open to the issue and I think its an exiting development and once again I applaud the president's courage."

Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney reiterated his opposition to same sex marriage saying he still believes marriage is between a man and a woman.